Digital Underground

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Descriptive "tags": hip-hop rap hip hop funk old school Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This rap crew was among the genre’s most faithful advocates of the style of funk created by the likes of Parliament and Funkadelic. The unit was formed in the mid-80s in Oakland, California by Shock-G (Gregory E. Jacobs, 25 August 1963, USA; keyboards/vocals) and Chopmaster J (samples/percussion). Other key members included DJ Fuze (b. David Elliot, 8 October 1970, Syracuse, New York, USA). Shock-G subsequently introduced his alter-ego, Eddie ‘Humpty Hump’ Humphrey, and Money B (b. Ron Brooks). According to Digital Underground legend, back in 1987 Humphrey sustained severe burns in a freak kitchen accident. He was forced to continue his rapping career with the addition of a false nose. Instead of hiding the event surreptitiously, however, Humphrey chose a joke nose, leading to much merriment and a series of tribute records. Among these were ‘the ‘Humpty Dance’ routine, wherein the protagonist extols his ability to still, despite such...

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